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Better than a spoonful of sugar: How to swallow pills

<b>Children are apt to swallow anything from buttons to toy parts or coins when they're young.</b><p>But try and get them to swallow a tiny pill and it can often end in tears and frustration.<p>So how do you get a young sick child to take tablets?<p>Parents like Diane Loban know only too well the kind of struggle …

Medicine

Neuroscientist: 'I discovered I was a psychopath'

Neuroscientist James Fallon has described to the BBC the moment he accidentally discovered he was a psychopath after studying his own brain scans.<p>Professor James Fallon was 58 when he found out he shared many personality traits with patients suffering from severe psychiatric disorders.<p>Prof Fallon …

Neurology

Can virtual reality be used to tackle racism?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1027000/1027900_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518501567_8979ac53c9a8fcfb7a50fe6a4d462601<p><b>It's an uncomfortable truth but scientists say most people have an ingrained racial bias. Now a team has shown that a short stint in a</b> …

Psychology

Jimmy Savile: 19 more hospitals to investigate links

<b>A further 19 hospitals are to carry out investigations after receiving police information about serial sex attacker Jimmy Savile, the government has said.</b><p>The Metropolitan Police have passed material about Savile to the Department of Health, which has given it to the 19 hospital trusts to …

Radiation Therapy

Luo Gang: Abducted, then reunited

<b>In 1990, at the age of five, Luo Gang was kidnapped and sold to a family in another part of China. Unable to remember his parents' names or the village they lived in, he stood little chance of ever going home. But 23 years later he did.</b><p>Luo Gang had waited a long time for this bowl of noodles.<p>"Is it …

China

Why many Afghans opt for Taliban justice

<b>Large swathes of rural Afghanistan still have little or no trace of government 12 years after President Hamid Karzai assumed power in Kabul. In many areas, the Taliban operate a shadow government and judiciary.</b><b>In Chapa Dara district in the eastern province of Kunar, Bilal Sarwary met two men - one</b> …

Afghanistan